Bountiful Europe: November 10-21, 2018
Roundtrip economy airfare
Daily Breakfast and Dinner
Local English Guide
Filipino Tour Escort
Travel Bounty giveaway
It's time to make that dream European vacation a reality! Ripple Tours creates this 2-week program that are perfect for first-timers. Explore the rich history of Rome, taste mouth-watering cuisine in Venice, be awestruck from the natural beauty of Switzerland and walk through the romantic city of Paris. Each day is packed with interesting activities that willsurely immerse you in their culture. Dont' just take our word for it. Join us and see for yourself!
Welcome to Rome! The Capital City of Italy. It is the famed city of the Roman Empire, the Gladiators and the seat of Catholicism. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in to freshen up. Then the rest of the day is free.
After breakfast, start your day with a panoramic tour of this magnificent city. Your first stop is the world’s smallest country, The Vatican Museum with Sistine Chapel (entrance included) but the home of the biggest church in the world, ST. PETER’S BASILICA. Then visit the Roman Coliseum (entrance included) the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire.
On our way to Venice we will be able to see Bologna’s main attractions and vibrant markets with local guide. Visit sights like the massive Piazza Maggiore, incomplete Basilica di San Petronio Church, Neptune Fountain, and the iconic two towers that each lean in a different direction. In the afternoon head towards Venice a city that was built on 118 small islands and seems to float on the waters of the lagoon. Free time upon arrival.
Today, we will ride a vaporetto (water taxi) with local guide, to Venice Island, Have a walk outdoors through the most important places of Venice. Visit the magnificent Piazza de San Marcos and its Basilica (entrance included), Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Santa Maria Formosa. View Venice’s famous Bridge of Sighs, Ponte dei Sospiri in Italian. Later in the afternoon you will see how a Murano glass are formed by dipping a gather of colored glass into another molten glass and blowing the gather into the desired shape.
From Venice, we take a scenic route to Como located on northern Italy’s gorgeous Lake Como. Enjoy a walking tour with our local guide. Visit Piazza Cavour, the town’s main square and the lovely Piazza Volta Explore Cortesella, the city’s medieval old town. Next, visit the Duomo, Como’s best-known landmark our tour continues through Como’s Piazza San Fedele. Heads towards Switzerland, upon arrival at Interlaken, free time on your own pace.
Enjoy marvelous Mountains and Lakes landscape as we head towards heart of Switzerland’s Alpine wonderland, Interlaken. Then ride a funicular (ticket included) that will take you to First Mountain as we walk to the walkway path for 30 minutes where you can see Europe's most beautiful viewpoints of the Bernese Alps. Continue to Lucerne known for its preserved medieval architecture. Head back to Interlaken.
Continue our journey to Bern, the capital city of Switzerland with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). With nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century. Enjoy the medieval ambience of the place while strolling before we head towards to France. Take a moment to view the scenery as we arrived in Paris.
Today we will discover Paris history, its amazing monuments and main boulevards. Have the opportunity to reach the 2nd level of Paris most iconic attraction, the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy as you see the panoramic view of the city, afterwards enjoy a scenic 1 hour river cruise at Seine River. In the afternoon visit Fragonard to learn the traditional process of making French perfume.
It’s your chance to explore Paris city center at your own pacing. You can also have enough time to visit Galleries Lafayette. Dive into the Parisian department store known for selling luxury brands around the world.
After breakfast, enjoy the rest of the day’s free time. In the afternoon you will be transferred to airport for your onward flight back to MANILA.